Kick the Cold - Austin Mutual Aid

<<<< DONATIONS HAVE BEEN TURNED OFF FOR THIS FUNDRAISER AS WE FOCUS ON DISTRIBUTING THE FUNDS >>>>

We would like to redirect your donations and attention to the following groups that do amazing work:


Texas Local:


Communities of Color United: Coalition for Racial Justice (CCU)

A POC mutual aid network in ATX.

Venmo: @allgo


Casa de Colores

A LGBTQ+ shelter in Ciudad Juarez. They support Trans Asylum Seekers!

Venmo: @casa-de-colores


Black Trans Leadership Austin (BTLA)

https://btla.squarespace.com/

They do amazing work!

Venmo: @Tabitha-Hamilton-1


Casa Marianella

This incredible organization aids displaced immigrants and promotes self-sufficiency by providing shelter and support services.

https://rally.org/casamarianella


Carrizo/Comecrudo Tribe via Indigenous Kinship Collective

Support indigenous people of the land we stand.

Venmo: @Indigenouskinshipcollective


Angry Tias and Abuelas

Providing basic necessities for health and safety and support for human dignity and justice to individuals and families seeking asylum on the border.

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/atargv


400+1

A radical, direct action orientated Black liberation group.

https://www.fourhundredandone.com/home

Venmo: @FourHundredandOne


Survive to Thrive

Aiding domestic violence survivors.

https://survive2thrivefoundation.org/donateandvolunteer/


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National:


Black Trans Rent Relief

Exactly what it sounds like!

Venmo: @BlackTransRentRelief


Black Trans Travel Fund

A Black Trans led collective providing financial and material resources to Black Trans Women so they can access self-determined safer travel options.

Venmo: @BlackTransTravelFund


Border Angels LA

Advocacy, water drops, bond program, Tijuana shelter aid, green cards for kids, they do such incredible work!!

Venmo: Border-Angels


Indigenous Women Rising

https://www.iwrising.org/


Femme Defense Fund

Providing women & femmes with self defense tools

Paypal: @fennedefensefund


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Hello GoFundMe community!

We've put together a Financial Transparency and History Timeline document for you! [below] On it you can see many of the most important events for AMA in the past 13 months, as well as how we've distributed the funds raised.

We've also updated our Mission and Core Values , and included a FAQ .

A website will be up soon! It will include all of these documents, including the ones we regularly update, and more.

If you have feedback you'd like to give us let us know here .

If you would like to get involved with Austin Mutual Aid let us know through this form!

<<< If you live in Austin please remember to vote early and get the word out to VOTE NO ON Prop B which would make it a criminal offense to simply be a person experiencing homelessness. For more info: No On Prop B  >>>

For the latest Austin Mutual Aid updates and to stay informed  >>> Follow our Austin Mutual Aid Instagram

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- Beautiful decorative art by Bunnie Reiss!

We will be closing down this Gofundme. It’s been an incredible experience to receive so much support, and to be clear, your donations undoubtedly saved lives. Austin Mutual Aid, in partnership with several other groups and many individuals, housed 476+ unhoused neighbors during the frigid days of the storm at 28 different hotels, costing hundreds of thousands of dollars in bookings. The city of Austin never came through with any amount of financial support. The majority of the hotel rooms were booked with individual volunteer credit cards, none of whom would have been able to afford the many thousands of dollars that came due. But with your donations we were able to reimburse them. The remaining $70k was booked by the incredible organization Survive to Thrive, which we also reimbursed from the funds raised in this campaign.

Austin Mutual Aid worked with several organizations, most specifically the network of groups called ATX Camp Support, to provide 2-3 meals a day to the 476+ unhoused neighbors at the hotels for an average stay of 2 weeks. Many of these hotels were owned and run by immigrant families that went above and beyond to support the guests, allowing, at times, for us to turn their lobbies into make-shift community centers, with a variety of social support, resources, bus passes, phones, music, workshops and many other types of aid with the help of your donations. Many unhoused people got involved with the effort and took part in organizing this wrap around support.

We did not include photos of the hotels, the activities or the residents for a variety of reasons, ranging from needing to keep their locations safe as well as respecting their privacy.

You can always support us financially through Venmo: @AustinMutualAid (a "business account"), but as we close down this Gofundme we want to direct your attention to some incredible local organizations that could use your support!

Please check them out even if you don’t support them now:

Communities of Color United: Coalition for Racial Justice (CCU)
A POC mutual aid network in ATX.
Venmo: @allgo

Casa de Colores
A LGBTQ+ shelter in Ciudad Juarez. They support Trans Asylum Seekers!
Venmo: @casa-de-colores 

Black Trans Leadership Austin (BTLA)
https://btla.squarespace.com/
They do amazing work!
Venmo: @Tabitha-Hamilton-1

Casa Marianella

This incredible organization aids displaced immigrants and promotes self-sufficiency by providing shelter and support services.
https://rally.org/casamarianella

Carrizo/Comecrudo Tribe via Indigenous Kinship Collective

Support indigenous people of the land we stand.
Venmo: @Indigenouskinshipcollective

Angry Tias and Abuelas

Providing basic necessities for health and safety and support for human dignity and justice to individuals and families seeking asylum on the border.
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/atargv

400+1

A radical, direct action orientated Black liberation group.
https://www.fourhundredandone.com/home
Venmo: @FourHundredandOne

Survive to Thrive
Aiding domestic violence survivors.
https://survive2thrivefoundation.org/donateandvolunteer/


For the latest Austin Mutual Aid updates and to stay informed  >>> Follow our Austin Mutual Aid Instagram



These funds allowed us to continue to provide needed support for Austin’s growing population of unhoused neighbors.

It's been incredible to be a part of this campaign. It's uplifting that so many people care so deeply about the most vulnerable in our society. Especially uplifting in these times.

This project brought to you by Austin Mutual Aid - if you are local say howdy on our Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1043810232661482/  and join the conversation!

Thank you!


- Our logo by the indefatigable @Nobonzo!

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Rebecca Steingut 
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Austin, TX
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